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My life - all 8 kilos of it!

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 3 March 2012 | Views [213] | Comments [2]

8 kilos.  Yes, that is right.  You read correctly.  8 kilos is what my backpack weighed at the airport.  That is all I will have from home as I set off to start my 4.5 month adventure as a newly fledged backpacker.  

My list - obviously, was rather short. An all weather 3-in-1 jacket (pink - do fashion/clothing companies not have any colour other than pink for females?!).  Hiking boots (well.... let me correct myself, cross-country running shoes with an identity crisis). About 3 sets of underwear, 2 bikinis, a sarong, 2 light dresses and 1 pair of shorts, jeans, jeanskirt, 3 tshirts and longsleeves.  Bingo!  Easy!  Light as a feather and free as a bird...

So.... Let's see what i collect along the way... Will keep you updated.  Number 1 on the list - havaianas - or as some of us like to call them - flip flops!

How much would your backpack weigh?  What could you live without?  And what are those items you absolutely cannot leave behind?

interesting questions!

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Darling Livi,
Enjoy every moment and please share it with us. I wish I could join you.

  petro du toit Mar 6, 2012 8:02 PM

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Hello,

I have just found your blog and I really hope you keep it up as I look forward to reading about your adventures.

I intend to travel to South America in June this year on my first major backpacking trip and hope to gather as many tips as possible from reading blogs like yours.

Already you have arrived at Ilha Grande, a place that sounds majestic :)

I know this might sound silly, but like I say I have never been backpacking before, but didn't you pack any toiletries at all? Is it really much easier to buy that whilst abroad? Also do you have any valuable items with you like a camera or a phone?

Safe and happy travels,
Rynette

  Rynette Mar 13, 2012 3:14 AM

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